2023 Delta governorship race not for ‘boys’ ― Gbagi
Ahead of the governorship election in Delta State in 2023, former Minister of State for Education, Chief Kenneth Gbagi, has averred that political adventure is “not for boys.”
Gbagi, who is one of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in the state, reiterated that Ughelli South Local Government Area will produce the next governor of the state come 2023.
He vowed to floor other PDP aspirants during the governorship primaries as well as trounce his eventual opponent from the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general elections.
The criminologist and industrialist made the statement on Saturday during the PDP Ughelli South Local Government Area general meeting held at the party secretariat at Otu-Jeremi.
While addressing the mammoth crowd of party faithful, supporters and admirers at the meeting, the philanthropist said: “When we decide to do battle, you need money to do battle. I have told the entire state to come out no matter who you are.
“Ughelli South will produce the next governor. This battle of politics is not for boys. I am waiting for them at the other end.
“If they don’t know, I founded this party and contested elections with Chief James Ibori. I want to beg all of you, look very well.
“I cannot be the founder of the party and leave it for anybody to take. I will bring the party back to Ughelli South.
“All I need is your prayers. Lead me to go and do the battle; I know where it is, I know where to do the battle, I will bring the victory back to you and here we will decide what to do.”
Earlier in his remarks, the Ughelli South Local Government PDP party chairman, Hon. Michael Oshetigho, while thanking party supporters, requested a party secretariat at the council headquarters at Otu-Jeremi, a request Chief Gbagi said would be accomplished between the two of them in no time.
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